National Police Week


Hopatcong celebrates Law Enforcement during National Police Week from May 14 to May 20
Mayor Francis has issued a Mayoral Proclamation recognizing May 14th through May 20th as National Police Week in the Borough of Hopatcong
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - Today marks the funeral for fallen Deptford Township (Gloucester County) Police office Bobby Shisler, who was killed in the line of duty, succumbing to his injuries on May 7, 2023.  The Hopatcong Borough Police Department sent representatives to Officer Shisler’s funeral, where law enforcement throughout New Jersey and from other states, paid their respects after a public viewing at Pfleeger Concert Hall on Rowan University’s campus in Glassboro, NJ.
“Throughout my tenure as Mayor and serving on the governing body, I have placed a priority on supporting the Hopatcong Police Department, said Mayor Francis.  On behalf of the citizenry of the Borough of Hopatcong, I sincerely thank each of our police officers for their service, protecting our community, selflessly running toward danger, and giving their utmost abilities assisting those in need of emergency services,” added Mayor Francis.
National Police Week is celebrated every May to honor police officers and law enforcement officials who risk their lives everyday in the line of duty.  In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week.
“I hereby proclaim May 14, 2023 through May 20, 2023 as National Police Week in the Borough of Hopatcong, and thank our brave men and women in blue for their dedicated service to the citizenry of the Borough of Hopatcong,” concluded Mayor Francis.